Sound — 10
Probably The Most unique metal band I have ever heard. Bruce's singing is what I like to call "Air raid siren vocals" because of their extreme higher pitched twist that sets him apart from most metal singers. Iron Maiden's songs are more complex and melodic than many modern metal bands, or even many of the bands who were around during the same time period as Iron Maiden. This album, Rock In Rio, has all the best Iron Maiden songs, with the added twist of being live. The crowd singing can make hashbrowns out of a song sometimes, though.
Lyrics — 9
Iron Maiden has more meaningful lyrics than many bands I have heard, with many of the lyrics based on movies, or historical events. The lyrics have their place in the music, although when Bruce tries to get the crowd to sing, it fails occasionally and makes the song sound choppy. Bruce is an exceptional singer, with his own unique voice that nobody could ever duplicate.
Overall Impression — 10
This is one of the better live albums I have heard. Like I said before, sometimes the lyrics sound choppy due to the crowd's lack of singing in some parts. My favorite songs off this album are Dream of Mirrors, Run To The Hills, The Trooper, and The Evil That Men Do. The other songs are good as well, but those in my opinion were the best. I this was stolen, I would go out and buy a new copy immediately.